Column: Adams On PLP’s Commitment & More

June 21, 2024 | 3 Comments

[Opinion column written by MP Jache Adams]

The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party has been making steady progress in our island’s infrastructure. From the early works of restoring the conditions of our roads, the installation of CCTV camera, and the investment into stablising Tynes Bay Waste Management Facility, to name a few, the work is being done, progress is being made and we are steadily seeing results.

It is often said that governments demonstrate their priorities by where they put their money. Earlier this month, we demonstrated our commitment to community development and youth empowerment through our recent investment in the Western Stars Sports Club and St. John’s Field.

Years ago, the flooding, unlevel playing surface, and lack of water catchment challenges at the field were brought to our attention and while the resolution took far longer than any of us would have liked, we stayed focused on achieving a successful resolution.

This longstanding problem has impacted the ability of these organizations to fully utilize their fields and impacted the performance of the Western Stars and Dandy Town Hornets. Worse still, it created a profound wound in the community.

We recognize the essential role that local sports clubs play in Bermuda as well as the historical, cultural, and social impact they have had on our society. That’s why this project is so important to this community and to us and we are proud to have made this investment.

Through the leadership and dedication of the department of Works & Engineering in collaboration with vendors and sponsors, the fields were resurfaced, a community wound was healed and the facilities are now fully usable for all.

We have to extend our thanks to everyone who collaborated on bringing this project to completion. Gorham’s Ltd., The Executive of Western Stars, The Bermuda Football Association, and The Bermuda Cricket Board of Control have all worked together with the Government to ensure the field improvements have not only been completed but also meet international Football and Cricket standards.

Alongside this investment, our commitment to our island’s sports clubs extends further to sponsoring the iconic Cup Match Teams, establishing the Bermuda Economic Development Agency Sports Clubs Micro Loan Initiative featuring $25,000 loan guarantees and awarding over $1,000,000 in capital development grants to 23 local community clubs to support critical upgrades to their facilities

In conclusion, this initiative is part of keeping the promise The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party made in 2017 to support our sports clubs. It is also a shining example of listening, responsive governance, and putting our money into the things that matter most to us and our community.

- MP Jache Adams, Constituency 19 – Pembroke West

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  1. Hey says:

    “It is often said that governments demonstrate their priorities by where they put THEIR money”

    No, no no! It is not the PLP’s money, it belongs to the people!

    Infrastructure has not been maintained for years. You are currently doing a patch job, those patches won’t last for more than 2 years.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “those patches won’t last for more than 2 years”

      And when do you expect the next election to be called?

    • Hilarious! says:

      With the 70 heavy electric buses on the roads driving over those patches – less than two years.

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